"There is an urgent need to take up rail connectivity from Agia to Badarpur through Meghalaya along the Indo-Bangladesh border," Sangma said. (Agencies)
He said that the connectivity would accelerate trade and commerce with Bangladesh. According to Sangma, the area along the International border in the state is rich in minerals besides connecting Barak Valley in Assam, Tripura, Mizoram and all land custom stations in these states.
Seeking immediate implementation of the upgradation works of NH 127(B) connecting Srirampur in West Bengal and Nongstoin in Meghalaya via Dhubri in Assam, Sangma said the road has the potential to transform the region's socio-economic landscape.
The state had earlier sought Rs 3,000 crore special package from the Prime Minister, over and above the Rs 4,151 crore plan approved by the Planning Commission, to support the state's flagship basin development program, for construction of a new Assembly complex and creation of new township to ease congestion of the state's capital.
"There is an urgent need to take up rail connectivity from Agia to Badarpur through Meghalaya along the Indo-Bangladesh border," Sangma said.